Monday, November 15, 2010

Best. (Kiddie.) Gift. Ever.

If you don't know eeboo, click on that link right thar and thank me later.  They are a company with lots of wonderful, imaginative kiddie products like paper dolls, puzzles, special notebooks, etc. But my favorite thing that they sell are Tell Me a Story cards.
My kids loooooooooooooooooove these.  It's a deck of cards with fairy tale pictures on them.  You can do a zillion different things with them, but Tootsie Roll's favorite thing to do is to spread out the entire deck on the floor, upside down (so you can't see the pictures), say "Once upon a time..." and pick up any random card.  She tells the beginning of the story with that card, then says "and then..." and I pick up a random card and continue the story.  It turns out completely differently every time, and sometimes it's really funny trying to curve the story so that the next picture fits into the plot.  Tonight we were literally rolling on the floor laughing at our story.

This is the Fairy Tale Mix Up set.  We also have the Mystery in the Forest set:
There are two other sets, Circus Animal Adventures and Little Robots Mission.  They also make Write Me a Story versions:
... but I always love the stories that we make up ourselves.  I love the storytelling aspect.

They have a million other gorgeous products here.  I am so in luuuuuuuuuv.... Christmas shopping here I come!  (ps... I have no connection to this company, I just love their stuff!)

6 comments:

Lola Sharp said...

How adorable and clever. My daughter would have LOVED them when she was younger. (she's in high school now)

Off to check the site out for gifts. :)

Abby Minard said...

Wow, that sounds really cool! I maty have to take a look at those for my kiddo.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww brilliant fabulous and fun toys for the kiddies!! Oh but for kiddies at heart too!! yay!!! It's so sweet that Tootsie Roll uses these wonderful cards to make up stories!! Yay!

Thanks for the link!! Take care
x

roxy said...

This sounds so fun and creative. My seven-year-old would love it because he's always making up stories. Thanks for the introduction!

Maria McKenzie said...

What a cool idea! I'll have to check out the site!

BTW, thanks for following my blog:).

lora96 said...

Very awesome.

*I* would love them!